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Divinities at Dawn from Celestial Dancers for Flute and Piano


  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Great recital material!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com
This is an atmospheric work which captures both the dawn and the divinities of its title. Ewazen uses the instrument to colour his portrayal of the ancient caves with use of the low register and a improvisatory style. As the music becomes more alive, the flute is allowed to sparkle in the upper reaches before returning to the calm of the opening. As a contrast in a recital this is worth a look - it's lovely!

From the Publisher

Divinities at Dawn is inspired by the composer’s visit to the extraordinary temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which are covered with thousands of carvings. Seeing the gleaming images of Divinities in the early morning hours inspired Ewazen’s wind ensemble suite, Celestial Dancers. Divinities at Dawn is his flute and piano adaptation of the suite’s third movement. The music portrays the early morning hours as the sun creates a golden glow on the ornate carvings with music that is soft, quiet, and mysterious – but as the sun continues to rise and gleam, the music becomes energetic and full of life with the Divinities’ dance becoming joyous and intricate with swirling musical gestures rising to the heavens.

Finalist: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2020

Performance duration (approx): 9'

Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Publisher's reference: 114-41462
Our Stock Code: 1462722
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (16 pages [score])